Health

Center for Children’s Advocacy

The Center for Children’s Advocacy (CCA) is a non-profit legal service organization that fights for the legal rights of vulnerable children in Connecticut. The Medical-Legal Partnership Project (MLPP) at CCA improves health outcomes for low-income children through interdisciplinary collaboration in the medical setting by addressing patients’ health harming legal needs. The Fellow would work with the MLPP lawyer and physicians at YNHH on projects that seek to diminish the impact of social determinants of health on children and on direct advocacy with patients and families. In the summer 2021, they hope the Fellow would work specifically on two projects–education advocacy and their Healthy Homes project.

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Agency website: cca-ct.org


Fair Haven Community Health Care

Fair Haven Community Health Care is a federally qualified health center that serves a population of approximately 27,000 individuals, the vast majority of whom are persons of color and low-income, with the goal of providing comprehensive care that is culturally responsive and promotes health equity. The Fellow’s project would involve collecting and analyzing data on the social determinants of health—like food insecurity and housing instability—among their patient population to inform efforts to address the social and structural barriers patients face in achieving their greatest possible health.

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Agency website: fhchc.org


New Haven Urban Resources Initiative

The Urban Resources Initiative is a nonprofit Yale University partnership that transforms people and places through urban greening. They work to cultivate community-based land stewardship, promote environmental education, advance the practice of urban forestry, and provide Yale students with clinical learning opportunities. The program conducts resident-led environmental restoration, builds community, and fosters stewardship and civic empowerment. Fellows would provide technical and skills training support to 6 community groups doing environmental rehabilitation (tree planting, vacant lot restoration, and leaded soil remediation). If in person, the URI Fellows would also assist materially, supporting community groups at each site.

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Agency website: uri.yale.edu


Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Southern CT

In pursuit of systemic change, Sickle Cell Association of America - Southern CT (SCDAA.SC)/ Michelle’s House embraces prevention strategies to enhance the quality life and well-being of the Sickle Cell Community (SCC), and to provide individuals and families with critical education and access to direct and support services. The Fellow would assist in the production of an inclusive report that documents the experiences of those impacted across the diversity of challenges of the SCC. This report will serve to inform stakeholders of the strengths and failures the SCC continues to endure.

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Agency website: michelleshousect.org